50 episodes

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society, tales that have gripped towns and cities worldwide for centuries as actual events - Urban Legends. First, hear the tales retold as short stories before delving into the history of the legend, dissecting its cultural significance, factuality, and origins. Released Fortnightly alongside a mini-series that delves into shorter legends under the title of 'Modern Myths'.

Urban Legends Luke Mordue

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 122 Ratings

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society, tales that have gripped towns and cities worldwide for centuries as actual events - Urban Legends. First, hear the tales retold as short stories before delving into the history of the legend, dissecting its cultural significance, factuality, and origins. Released Fortnightly alongside a mini-series that delves into shorter legends under the title of 'Modern Myths'.

    Modern Myths. The Hodag

    Modern Myths. The Hodag

    In our final modern myth chapter this season, we embark on a journey into the heart of American folklore to uncover the legend of ‘The Hodag.’ Join us as we explore the unusual origins, strange accounts, and the enduring intrigue surrounding this mythical creature that has become a staple of Wisconsin, described a having the body of a bull, the head of a dinosaur, and the spines of a dragon.Support the Show. Support the show and join the team at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/urbanlegends⁠⁠...

    • 14 min
    XXXII. Loch Ness Monster

    XXXII. Loch Ness Monster

    Our season IV finale takes us deep into the dark waters of a Scottish Loch as we uncover one of the world’s most enduring mysteries, the ‘Loch Ness Monster’. Join us as we delve into the rich history, sightings, and everlasting intrigue through the mist-shrouded waters of Loch Ness, uncovering the origins and evolution of the Nessie legend.Join us as we dive into the scientific investigations, eyewitness accounts, and modern-day expeditions aimed at solving the riddle of the monster. With it ...

    • 54 min
    Modern Myths. Kushtaka

    Modern Myths. Kushtaka

    In this strange chapter, we embark on a journey into the rich tapestry of Alaskan folklore to uncover the enigmatic and shape-shifting creatures known by local tribes as ‘Kushtaka’. Join us as we study what little we know of these elusive beings who can assume the form of humans or animals.__________________Modern Myths is a series running alongside Urban Legends. Not all legends have enough information to justify a full chapter, but that doesn't mean they are not fascinating tales worth shar...

    • 14 min
    XXXI. The Russian Sleep Experiment

    XXXI. The Russian Sleep Experiment

    This graphic chapter delves into one of the most haunting urban legends of the modern era, ‘The Russian Sleep Experiment.’ Step into the shadowy corridors of history as we explore the chilling tale that has captivated the minds of conspiracy theorists and horror aficionados alike.From the eerie confines of a remote research facility to the harrowing experiences of the subjects involved, we piece together the fragments of a story shrouded in secrecy and speculation. Was it a government conspir...

    • 49 min
    Modern Myths. The Good Samaritan

    Modern Myths. The Good Samaritan

    This curious chapter explores the enduring urban legend known as ‘The Good Samaritan.’ Join us as we unravel the narratives of kindness and generosity and the apparent unsung heroes connected to this enduring myth among public figures and everyday people. With it being assigned to several public figures over the years, is there really any truth to it? __________________Modern Myths is a series running alongside Urban Legends. Not all legends have enough information to justify a full chap...

    • 16 min
    XXX. Windigo

    XXX. Windigo

    In this fascinating, complex chapter, we journey into the history of North America to explore the haunting lore of the ‘Windigo’. Join us as we unravel the tales of this malevolent, cannibalistic spirit that has terrorised the imagination of indigenous peoples for centuries. We'll delve into the origins of this myth, tracing it back to Algonquian and other Native American cultures and uncovering its transformation into a symbol of greed and selfishness.Support the Show. Support the show and j...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

blindmanchris ,

Addictive

One complaint about this podcast! Once start listening, can’t stop! Lose hours of sleep every night due to this! Very very very addictive!

Marta_Cecilia ,

Truly original!

Not only this podcast is interesting, well written and easy on the ear, but also address the social impact of these legends which is so original and truly amazing!

S6x! ,

Amazing

Amazing podcast, so well written and produced. Such immersive stories and the host has such an engaging voice, could listen for hours!

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